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Globe and Mail – Canada

Mueller indictments signal broader probe, not end to threat to Trump camp

The U.S. president struck out again via Twitter against the FBI and Obama in a bid to deflect attention from the investigations into his activities and the ties of his closest associates.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 1:55 am

Serbs boycott as Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence

One of the poorest regions in Europe, the disputed territory has taken a first step to joining the EU in a bid to bolster the economic well-being of its citizens

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 1:37 am

Morneau to sell budget in Shanghai, as well as London and New York, in sign of rising Chinese financial power

The Liberal government has made halting efforts to launch free-trade talks with Beijing, but this trip is part of a broader strategy to try to deepen economic ties in ways that don’t rely on a formal trade deal.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 1:17 am

Majority believes Canada will emerge from NAFTA talks unharmed, poll finds

The new Nanos survey found 15 per cent of Canadians are confident and 42 per cent are somewhat confident that Ottawa will be able to protect our national interests despite Trump’s threats.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 1:01 am

Welcome to hockey in the era of Trump; Russians make a point with rough rink win over U.S.

The American team was battered, manhandled, shut out and generally embarrassed in 4-0 defeat by a group of Russians who obviously were taking the match personally.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 12:34 am

Former Oxfam director admitted using prostitutes during relief mission: internal investigation

It is the first time Oxfam has directly addressed accusations against Roland Van Hauwermeiren, who has denied paying for sex with prostitutes or abusing minors

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 12:13 am

Thomas Allen Patterson, 85: A modest man whose work had a world-wide impact

Uncle. Physician. Microbiologist. Genealogist. Born Oct. 25, 1931, in Stirling, Ont.; died Sept. 4, 2017, in Toronto; of metastatic colon cancer; age 85.

Posted on 18 February 2018 @ 11:55 pm



News 24 – South Africa

News24.com | All 65 aboard plane feared dead in crash in Iran

An Iranian airplane brought back into service only months ago after being grounded for seven years crashed in foggy mountains and all 65 people on board have been feared killed.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 12:08 pm

News24.com | ‘No idea we had a monster under our roof’ say couple who took in Florida gunman

The couple who took in Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz after his mother’s death have described him as quirky but pleasant and seemingly on the right track, saying they had no idea they had a “monster living under our roof”.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 9:32 am

News24.com | Relief turns to horror in Mexico helicopter crash

Mexicans are in shock following a helicopter crash that killed several people sheltering outside after an earthquake.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 9:32 am

News24.com | Ex-wife of former White House aide says Hatch has apologised

An ex-wife of former White House staff secretary Rob Porter says she has received a letter of apology from Senator Orrin Hatch, the Utah Republican who defended his former aide from “a vile attack”.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 9:32 am

Wheels24.co.za | WATCH: Car torque explained

Have you ever wondered what exactly vehicle torque is? The guys at Engineering Explained created a cool video explaining power vs torque.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 7:10 am

News24.com | ISIS claims Russia church shooting – 5 women killed

Five women have been shot dead in an apparent radical Islamist attack on an Orthodox church in the North Caucasus region of Dagestan.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 6:02 am

Wheels24.co.za | Daimler, VW face more recalls over emissions cheating – report

German transport authorities will recall thousands more Daimler and Volkswagen vehicles, as the massive emissions cheating scandal that has engulfed the sector for more than two years shows no sign of going away.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 5:23 am

Deutsche Welle – Germany

Plane crashes in Iran’s Zagros Mountains with 65 on board

Iran’s state media reported the Aseman Airlines passenger plane crashed in the country’s south in a foggy, mountainous region, killing all 65 people on board. Heavy fog and snow have disrupted search efforts.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 11:50 am

Australia, US, India, Japan mulling ‘infrastructure scheme to rival China’

Australia, the US, India and Japan are talking about plans for a regional scheme to counterbalance China’s growing influence, a report says. A US official spoke of an "alternative" rather than a "rival" plan.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 10:39 am

Winter Olympics: Anti-doping case opened against Russian curler

The CAS has initiated a doping procedure for Russian curler and medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky. The allegations have rocked the Winter Olympics, with some Russian sports officials suspecting foul play.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 7:00 am

Syrian army to help Kurdish forces repel Turkish offensive in Afrin: reports

The Damascus government and Kurdish forces have reportedly agreed to join forces in Afrin to counter an ongoing Turkish offensive. Syrian state media report that the deployment of pro-regime troops is imminent.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 4:14 am

Hungary’s Orban threatens pro-refugee NGOs, slams Muslim immigration

The Hungarian prime minister has promised a hefty tax on refugee aid organizations as he vies for a third term in office. He warned in his annual state of the nation address that Muslim immigration would destroy Europe.

Posted on 19 February 2018 @ 12:59 am

Israel’s Netanyahu warns Iran: ‘Don’t test our resolve’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has given a fiery speech at the Munich Security Conference, warning the world not to try to appease Iran. Iran’s foreign minister called his presentation "a cartoonish circus."

Posted on 18 February 2018 @ 10:59 am

Uncertainty, competition mark the space between the EU and Russia

Eastern Europe and Central Asia have been caught between western Europe and Russia since the Cold War ended. At the Munich Security Conference, regional experts discussed where the future lies for these regions.

Posted on 17 February 2018 @ 11:47 pm


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